Getting arrested in Arlington can be a harrowing experience, but getting arrested and having your rights violated takes the situation into the nightmarish territory.
Unfortunately, when a person is arrested, they are often under stress that leads them to make incorrect assumptions about how the authorities can and should treat them.
At Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds, we believe that everyone who is detained has the right to fair and just treatment as they are innocent until proven guilty.
Here are 5 signs that the law violated your rights during an arrest and how getting a bail bond can help bring you closer to getting your own justice.
You Were Asked Questions Without A Lawyer Present
If you request a lawyer, law enforcement legally can’t ask you any more questions until your lawyer is present. If they continue questioning or flat-out deny you the right to a lawyer or public defender, they are in severe violation of your detainment rights.
You Had to Pay Public Defender Fees
Sure, you were granted the right to a public defender. However, if law enforcement said that you’ll have to pay for your public defender, your rights have been violated.
Yes, you can pay for your own lawyer. However, if you cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, law enforcement must provide you with a free public defender upon request.
Unfair or Inhumane Treatment
Innocent until proven guilty is how every officer should approach a defendant. If you’ve been arrested and treated inhumanely or as if you committed the crime before an official judgment was passed, law enforcement is guilty of violating your legal rights.
You Weren’t Allowed to Remain Silent
We see it all of the time in the media, a perpetrator remains silent until they can have a lawyer present. While this move may seem gutsy in the movies, the truth is that being able to remain silent is part of your legal rights as an arrested individual.
According to the 5th amendment, law enforcement cannot make you talk. So, if you were continuously questioned or threatened until you gave authorities an answer against your will, your rights were officially violated.
Inhumane treatment and violations of your rights include the following actions:
- Refusal of food and water
- Being locked up extensively on the suspicion that you’ve committed a crime
- Being held longer than 72 hours before an arraignment
Straighten Out Injustice With the Help of Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds
If you or a loved one experienced a violation of rights during an arrest, securing an Arlington bail bond is one of the best ways to start crafting a defense against those who wronged you.
At Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds, we offer a 10 percent flat fee on every bail bond we provide and can get you out of jail fast. This means more time to meet with lawyers, reach out to law enforcement, and plan your first court appearance.
Contact us today to learn more about the bail bond process and how we can help. Our office is open 24/7 and we will always pay any bail amount a judge sets!